Sixty-three clinical commissioning groups have seen their overall performance ratings change over the past year, according to NHS England’s latest assessment framework.
The governing body of a clinical commissioning group bullied their head of governance in an attempt to protect their chair, who had breached a conflict of interest rule, an investigation has found.
Sussex’s seven clinical commissioning groups could merge into three, while a nearby CCG could potentially leave the area’s sustainability and transformation partnership.
A patient transport company which collapsed after it withdrew from a key NHS contract owes more than £11m, including to the NHS, statements filed with Companies House have revealed.
A sustainability and transformation partnership which has faced a turbulent few years has appointed new leadership.
The eight clinical commissioning groups in Sussex and East Surrey have appointed a permanent single accountable officer.
Three clinical commissioning groups have been released from legal directions relating to the quality of their leadership after a major management shake-up.
Three clinical commissioning groups considered rejecting temporary registrations in a move which the British Medical Association said would breach NHS regulations and potentially drive people towards accident and emergency.
Two clinical commissioning groups showed a “lack of grip” and “over optimism” about their financial position, while one of them was demoralised by a long standing investigation into an alleged conflict of interest, a governance review has revealed.
Commissioners are to pump an extra £10m into ambulance services in the south east this financial year so national standards for responding to emergency calls can be met from the middle of 2019.
An acute trust has been forced to look for new funding to pay for its electronic patient record system after the Department of Health and Social Care has still not signed off a loan after more than 15 months.
The chief officer of two clinical commissioning groups is leaving her job, after they were put under directions by NHS England.
Patients could be at risk of opiate addiction while waiting for surgery under policies being considered by seven clinical commissioning groups, the British Orthopaedic Association has warned.
Two procurements for NHS 111 in the south east have been halted – in one case, just weeks before a new operator was expected to be announced.
Five clinical commissioning groups in Sussex have to save £50m in the next nine months to achieve an agreed £65m deficit – and to gain access to sustainability funding.
Seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are trying to recover £7.4m from a collapsed private provider but could face a counter-claim from administrators, HSJ has learned.
Trusts are having to negotiate local deals to ensure they still get paid for outpatient referrals after the NHS switches from paper to electronic referrals later this year.
Six clinical commissioning groups in Sussex are to share an accountable officer from next week – at the request of NHS England.
Four clinical commissioning groups that formed an alliance at the start of the year have hired PwC to carry out a review of their governance.
A sustainability and transformation partnership had “not begun to function effectively” when the Care Quality Commission carried out a local system review at the end of 2017.